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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

NUMBER SIXTY-NINE.

Lansing, Wednesday, April 22, 1925.

2 o'clock p. m.

The House was called to order by the Speaker pro tem.

Rev. Donald T..Grey, of the Olivet Baptist Church of Lansing, offered the invocation:

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build it. Righteousness exhaulteth the nation, but sin is a reproach to any right. Let justice roll down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream. Let us pray.

Great God, that these ideals, the ideals of the Prophets, may be the ideals of Thy people, we pray that Thou guide these legislators; that all the deliberations and the actions taken may be pleasing unto Thee; may be in justice and in good will and for the largest benefit of our beloved commonwealth. In Jesus' Name, we pray. Amen."

The roll of the House was called by the Clerk, who announced that a quorum was present.

The following members were absent without leave:
Messrs. Brake, Espie, Fitch, Johnson and the Speaker.
Mr. Roxburgh moved that Mr. Brake be granted an indefinite leave of absence.
The motion prevailed.
Mr. Evans moved that the Speaker be excused from today's session.
The motion prevailed.

Mr. J. Herbert Read moved that Mr. Fitch be granted an indefinite leave of absence.

The motion prevailed.
Mr. Wm. B. Campbell moved that Mr. Espie be excused from today's session.
The motion prevailed.

Presentation of Petitions.

Mr. Musson presented
Petition No. 431.

Petition of the Board of Supervisors of Montcalm county, and R. A. Pintler and twenty-nine other citizens of Montcalm county favoring the bill regulating the practice of chiropractic.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Mr. Farrier moved that there be a call of the House,
The motion prevailed.

Proceedings Under the Call. The roll of the House was called by the Clerk, and Mr. Johnson was reported absent without leave.

Mr. Preston moved that the House proceed with the regular order of business under the call.

The motion prevailed.

The House resumed the regular order of business.

Announcement by Clerk of Printing and Enrollment of Bills. The Clerk announced the enrollment printing and the presentation to the Governor on Monday, April 20, for his approval, of the the following named bills:

House Bill No. 321 (file No. 124, enrolled No. 48),

A bill to amend Act No. 183, Public Acts of 1909—to close season on mink and muskrat until 1927, and beaver and marten until 1930.

House Bill No. 103 (file No. 50, enrolled No. 49)—

A bill to amend Act No. 278, Public Acts of 1909—an act to provide for the incorporation of villages.

House Bill No. 203 (file No. 118, enrolled No. 50)—
A bill to provide for the taxation of State game reserves and State game farms.
House Bill No. 99 (file No. 88, enrolled No, 51)—
A bill to provide for the better protection of human life at railroad crossings.
House Bill No. 27 (file No. 83, enrolled No. 52)—

A bill to amend Act No. 314, Public Acts of 1915—to increase number of circuit court judges in Genesee county, etc.

House Bill No. 183 (file No. 190, enrolled No. 53)

A bill to amend section 2, chapter 42, Revised Statutes of 1846—"Of the maintenance of illegitimate children."

Reports of Standing Committees.

The Committee on Elections, by Mr. Holland, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 273 (file No. 276) -

A bill to provide for the nomination and election of delegates to political con. ventions and to regulate primary elections in counties of not less than two hundred fifty thousand inhabitants,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the general orders.

The Committee on City Corporations, by Mr. Dykstra, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 496–

A bill to amend Act No. 337, Public Acts of 1919-assessment and collection of school taxes,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the general orders.

The Committee on State Affairs, by Mr. Curtis, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 90 (file No. 308)—
A bill to provide for the printing of the index of local and special acts,
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
The bill was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
The Committee on Judiciary, by Mr. Watson, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 265 (file No. 215) -

A bill to provide for registration of births and deaths, appointment of registrars and physicians' reports,

with the recommendation that the following amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass:

1. Amend by striking out all of line 22 after the word “dollars" and all of lines 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29 up to and including the word "license” in line 29, of section 20.

The question being on the adoption of the amendment to the bill recommended by the committee,

The amendment was adopted.

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the general orders.

The Committee on Apportionment, by Mr. Walter J. Thomas, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 293 (file No. 307)-
A bill to apportion representatives among the several counties of the State,

With the recommendation that the following amendments be adopted and that the bill then pass:

1. Amend by striking out of line 4 of section 1 the word "twenty-one” and inserting in lieu thereof the word "eighteen".

2. Amend by inserting in line 11 of section 1 after the word "Allegan" the word “Alpena”.

3. Amend by inserting in line 14 of section 1 after the word “Mason" the word "Mecosta".

4. Amend by inserting in line 14 of section 1 after the word “Menominee" the word "Midland".

5. Amend by inserting in line 15 of section 1 after the word "Montcalm" the word "Newaygo”.

6. Amend by inserting in line 16 of section 1 after the word "Shiawassee" the word “Wexford".

7. Amend by striking out all of lines 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35 of section 1 and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"Oceana and Lake,
Osceola and Clare,
Gladwin and Arenac,
Iosco, Ogemaw and Roscommon,
Missaukee, Kalkaska and Crawford,
Benzie and Leelanau,
Antrim and Charlevoix,
Otsego, Montmorency, Oscoda and Alcona,
Emmet and Mackinac,
Cheboygan and Presque Isle,
Luce, Schoolcraft and Alger,
Ontonagon, Keweenaw and Baraga."

The question being on the adoption of the amendments to the bill recommended
by the committee,
Mr. Callender demanded the yeas and nays.
The demand was seconded.

The recommendation made by the committee was then not concurred in, a majority of all the members present not voting therefor by yeas and nays as follows:

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Callender
Campbell, J. L.
Campbell, W. B.
Carter
Cowan

Harris
Hartzog
Howell
Kirby
Langsford

Murphy
Netting
Oberdorffer
Ormsbee

Walters
Warner
Watson
Wells, Hayes E.

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Mr. Culver moved that the bill be referred to the Committee of the Whole and . placed on the general orders.

Mr. McEachron moved that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Apportionment.

Mr. Darin demanded the yeas and nays.
The demand was seconded.

The motion made by Mr. McEachron then did not prevail, a majority of all the members present not voting therefor by yeas and nays as follows:

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The question then being on the motion made by Mr. Culver that the bill be referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the general orders,

Mr. Darin demanded the yeas and nays.
The demand was seconded.

The motion made by Mr. Culver then prevailed, a majority of all the members present voting therefor by yeas and nays as follows:

YEAS

Anderson
Armstrong
Bartlett
Beam
Binning
Birkholm
Black

Darin
De Boer
Farrand
Farrier
Green
Haight
Harris

MacKinnon
Madill
McKenzie
McKibbin
McNitt
Miller
Ming

Reed, Chas H.
Reid, Archie M.
Richardson
Sink
Skeels
Smedley
Strauch

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